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Snowshoe winter

From The Blog Weekend Fun: Activities indoor & out await, from sleigh rides to a mandolin concert, snowshoeing to Knives Out showings

1/9/2020-1/12/2020: Let your New Years' resolutions start here with a weekend full of adventure...

The film, Knives Out
A scene from the film, Knives Out


January 10-12 & beyond: It’s a whodunnit where everyone’s a suspect and no murder-mystery trope is safe – the film, Knives Out, is playing all weekend long at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.

January 11-12: Then, unplug with a journey into pastoral paradise during Winter at the Farm at Billings Farm & Museum. Stop in and visit with the Jersey herd, draft horses, oxen, chickens, and sheep, tour the restored 1890 farmhouse, and partake in interactive programs the whole family will love!

Winter SLeigh Rides at Green Mountain Horse Association
Norman Williams Public Library in Snow
Norman Williams Public Library in Snow


2 – 4 PM: Grab your needles and yarn and head to the Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) for a quiet, camaraderie-filled afternoon with the Thursday Knitting Group, where all ability levels are welcome.

3 – 3:45 PM: This one’s for the young-adult book-loving set: Join your peers to explore new titles during the YA Book Club at the NWPL!

3:30 – 5:30 PM: Or shuffle the deck on your Thursday when you Play Bridge, also at the NWPL.

6 – 8:30 PM: Bingo night is back! Reserve your spot at South Woodstock's charming Ransom Tavern for delicious pizza and this free-to-play game complete with prizes.


Make it a Friday of exploration with your choice of two activities beginning at 5:30 PM:

Snowshoe winter

6:30 - 9 PM: It’s time for the adults to grab their lab coats and head to the Montshire Museum for a night of drinks, discovery, and discourse during Montshire Unleashed! See link for registration and event details.

7 – 10 PM: Or get crafty in the kitchen during the Pizzazed Pizza and Calzone Cooking Class with Odyssey Events.

7:30 - 9:30 PM: Three of Vermont’s finest mandolinists converge for a performance you won’t forget. Prepare for bluegrass, jazz, and roots music played with original flair when the Vermont Mandolin Trio performs at the Artistree Hay Loft.

The Vermont Mandolin Trio
Killington Mini Shred Madness
Killington Resort

9 AM – 12:30 PM: Calling all groms: it’s time to hit the slopes, show your stuff, and win prizes during Mini Shred Madness at Killington.

11:30 AM - 2 PM: Strap on your snowshoes for a snowy exploration of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP trails with a hot, tasty meal as your reward during the Saturday Soup Kettle Lunch at the Mt Tom Cabin.

3 – 4:30 PM: In the latest documentary film by director Frederick Wiseman, hailed by A.O. Scott of the New York Times as “the greatest American poet,” explore conflicting stereotypes and how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived in rural America. Grab your tickets now for a showing of the film, Monrovia, Indiana, presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum.


9 AM – 3 PM: Ride or ski bro-free during this round of the Women Only Workshops at Suicide Six Ski Area! There in Pomfret (just minutes from Woodstock village), you'll join like-minded ladies as they take to the slopes for a morning of instruction followed by a group lunch.

10 AM – 4 PM: New Hampshire residents, today’s your day for $5 admission to The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee, where all ages can meet rehabilitate birds, as well as partake in education programs, exhibit spaces, and nature trails – including the brand new canopy walk set in the trees!